About the Research Data Centre @ Western

The Statistics Canada Research Data Centre at Western University, with branch at the University of Windsor, provides access to detailed data for research, promotes the use of data through associated training, and assists in the dissemination of research results.

The RDC@Western opened in 2004 and is part of a network of 30 Statistics Canada Research Data Centres and associated Branches in Canadian universities.

Featured: Continuum of Data Access 

Western Libraries will be holding the Continuum of Data Access on Thursday, February 27th at 1:30 in the Instruction Room of the D.B. Weldon Library.

Statistics Canada Data products are valuable resources for research and teaching purposes. Access to a range of data files and data products with differing levels of confidentiality and geography can be accessed at Western. These files and products are used to teach data literacy, statistical methods, to combine population, health, income and economic data with researcher collected sources.

In this presentation, participants will learn the range of products and access methods available to them at Western. Specific access methods include the Statistics Canada public data site, the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) program, the Research Data Centre (RDC) program, and the Real Time Remote Access (RTRA) program.

Leave knowing:

  • Different levels of confidential and public data
  • How to access Statistics Canada data
  • Relevant research data products and their uses


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